Fatal fire in Dawson Creek

An 83 year-old Dawson Creek woman has died after a fire Friday afternoon.

A fire at the Selwyn Place apartments on 10th street, started at around 5 p.m. Friday evening.   Dawson Creek Fire Chief Gordon Smith says the fire started in the kitchen.   Fire fighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to any of the other units in the building.

The 83 year-old woman suffered third degree burns and was rushed to the Dawson Creek Hospital where she later passed away from those injuries.

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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